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Internet5_610x426 Internet access is getting quicker throughout the world, says cloud service provider Akamai. Releasing its “State of the Internet” report for third quarter of 2013 on Tuesday, Akamai pegged the average global connection speed at 3.6 megabits per second, a 10 percent increase from the second quarter and a 29 percent leap from the same... Read more »

January 28, 2014 at IST / Tech News.

An investigation spurred by an online post finds a Guangzhou official owning more houses than his income allows which resulted in his suspension and further investigation. In a statement Friday, the Communist Party of China (CPC) discipline inspection committee of Panyu, said it suspended Cai Bin, an official of Panyu district in Guangzhou, for falsely reporting... Read more »

October 13, 2012 at IST / Tech News.

Tired of waiting for your game update or new game download? Here’s a tip to speed up your connection to Steam and spend your time playing, not waiting. Steam defines itself as “the ultimate entertainment platform.” Its software, available for PC, Mac, and mobile devices, allows people to “play, connect, [and] create.” Its gaming library has more... Read more »

October 9, 2012 at IST / How-to Guides, Tech News.

It was August 6, 1991, at a CERN facility in the Swiss Alps, when 36-year-old physicist Tim Berners-Lee published the first-ever website. It was, not surprisingly, a pretty basic one — according to CERN: Info.cern.ch was the address of the world’s first-ever web site and web server, running on a NeXT computer at CERN. The... Read more »

September 30, 2012 at IST / Science & Technology.

Would the fight for Internet freedom get you to vote? That’s the hope of a new voter registration drive labeled “Internet Votes.” Launched today, the initiative has been organized by the Center For Rights and Fight For The Future. The two non-partisan advocacy groups organized some of the protests against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP... Read more »

September 26, 2012 at IST / Science & Technology.